Released U of I emails discussed damage control

CHICAGO (AP) — Administrators’ private emails released by the University of Illinois are sometimes disparaging about how the school does damage control amid brewing scandals. A Friday statement from the university says outgoing Chancellor Phyllis Wise and other administrators violated U of I policy by using private emails to hide sensitive correspondence. It says the emails should have been subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Many of the emails the school released Friday focus on the controversy spurred by the chancellor’s revocation of a job offer to a professor who sent anti-Israel tweets. Wise writes in one email, “I am even being careful with this email address and deleting after sending.” Another official writes in an email about budding hiring scandals. He says the school has “run into a buzz saw again!”